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Former mayor, Johnston, dies

Former mayor, Johnston, dies

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Former Pulaski mayor and school principal John A. Johnston died Monday. He was 76. During his years with Pulaski County Schools, Johnston served the school system…

Pics with pets benefits Humane Society

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com As Thanksgiving comes to a close Thursday evening, many will be ready to trim their trees and don their homes with Christmas cheer. Share the reason…

Cougar Paw Spa: Hands-on training for shelter dogs

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com Students can read books, take notes, present projects and take tests, but nothing can prepare a student more for the real world than good old-fashioned hands-on…

County financing Dublin’s new fire truck

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County is providing the financing for a new fire truck Dublin Fire Department hopes to put into use sometime next summer. After investigating several financing…

Peanut, peanut butter – NO JELLY!

Peanut, peanut butter – NO JELLY!

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com “This group is leading the way,” said Joe Blankenship of the Dream Center in Pulaski. The Dublin Middle School (DMS) Student Government Association (SGA) was called…

Holding a parade takes more effort these days

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com It seems holding a parade in Dublin takes more effort than it used to take. Town Manager Bill Parker said he learned Nov. 7 that the…

Harrell recognized for service to community

Harrell recognized for service to community

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com Every weekday, Pulaski Daily Bread serves warm meals to hungry residents in a constant battle against hunger in our community. The organization has been operating for…

Honoring excellence in the community Chamber celebrates 60 years

Honoring excellence in the community  Chamber celebrates 60 years

By SHEILA NELSON Special to The SWT “May we have the hindsight to know where we have been; the foresight to know where we are going; and the insight to…

Wells installed to check for contamination

Wells installed to check for contamination

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Monitoring wells are being installed at Electroplate-Rite in Dublin to check for contaminants in groundwater, according to Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Elizabeth Lohman, environmental…

All aboard Pulaski’s Polar Express!

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com The recent icy temperatures are setting the perfect mood for another visit from Pulaski’s Polar Express. The town of Pulaski will once again host its holiday…